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by bob75013
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 30569

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Since the Neo order book is pretty full, and it is likely that any order is going to be filled years down the road, how doesa NEOorder help WN with "the plane shortage resulting from the 737 MAX groundings?" I understand that the A320neo order book is already pretty full, but WN still has...

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by bob75013
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 30569

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Yikes, you might want to delete that post WN must address the plane shortage resulting from the 737 MAX groundings in order to remain competitive. WN also has 737-700's that will need to be replaced during the next 10 years, and WN needs some additional new planes to replace its oldest 737-700's. S...

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by bob75013
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 237
Views: 30569

Re: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2019

Earlier today WN pulled MAXs out of the schedule thru 11/2 - mirroring UA and AA

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by bob75013
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12984

Re: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues

Soooo.... Have there actually been any incidents or near-incidents involving WN 738 Max a/c? If an airline doesn't experience unusual disruption with an a/c, why on earth would they indicate to anyone that there's an issue unless directed to by a regulatory agency? What about that is irresponsible ...

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by bob75013
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Complaint filed against Boeing and WN over 737 MAX safety issues
Replies: 90
Views: 12984

Re: Boeing and WN sued over 737 MAX safety issues

This entire lawsuit is based on the claim that a ticket each named plaintiff paid for and actually used to actually fly to their destination was in fact worthless because of the safety issues surrounding the MAX. It should (but judges do dumb things sometimes) be thrown out as I don't see how actua...

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by bob75013
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15
Replies: 11
Views: 1618

WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

it was supposed to happen on 7/10. It is to open the schedule from 1/6 til 3/6.

I presume the company is waiting for further word on the MAX grounding before opening a schedule that includes MAXs.

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by bob75013
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6309

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

Can we stay on topic and not turn this into another Max bashing thread? /rant Multibillion dollar corporations don't make decisions on emotion. Delta doesn't "hate Boeing" any more than "Boeing hates Delta". The a321 is an impressive airframe and I'm sure that is why they purcha...

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by bob75013
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When do DL summer 2020 schedules come out?
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: When do DL summer 2020 schedules come out?

Most airlines allow pax to book a year in advance (WN is 7 months) -- not more than that.

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by bob75013
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21687

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

https://apnews.com/7eb99124b7aa4ff9aa03f659eb18fd7c "FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says mechanics are defying a court order and continuing a work slowdown that is disrupting flights during the busy summer travel season. The mechanics’ unions say American is at fault. They say the ...

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by bob75013
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5538

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

https://onemileatatime.com/cam-newton-seat-change/ I must congratulate the anonymous man for not falling prey to the 'money can buy everything' equation! Gotta love his reaction. And BTW, $1500.00 is really not a lot. $1500 probably would have paid for the roundtrip, plus you get the story to tell ...

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by bob75013
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43578

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

[ The A220 hasn't had 2 fatal crashes within months of each other with hundreds of lives lost, nor has it been grounded for months. The markets are jittery because IAG ordered a flawed airplane which a less than stellar safety record. You forgot to use the term IMO - because that's all it is. When ...

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by bob75013
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43578

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

[ The A220 hasn't had 2 fatal crashes within months of each other with hundreds of lives lost, nor has it been grounded for months. The markets are jittery because IAG ordered a flawed airplane which a less than stellar safety record. You forgot to use the term IMO - because that's all it is. When ...

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by bob75013
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33923

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

After reducing B787 deferred cost by nearly a billion $ Boeing still made about 2.3 billion $ profit last quarter which they used to repurchase shares. I think they should have reduced deferred B787 cost by 2 billion $. The one billion $ extra would have shrank deferred costs by an extra one billio...

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by bob75013
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33923

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

60 tons difference in MTOW, 10 tons difference in payload This is only meaningful for carriers who need the additional payload/range and are willing to accept the higher acquisition and operating costs to get them. Name ONE that doesn't need additional payload. I can name a bunch: everyone that bou...

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by bob75013
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War
Replies: 292
Views: 33923

Re: Bloomberg:Airbus Says It Must Slash A350 Costs to Win Wide-Body Price War

... If you reduce deferred production costs faster all you do is reduce reported earnings. It has zero effect on how much Cash Boeing has to spend. ... If you are looking for a better use of actual cash I would suggest upping investment in new product and investing in the reduction of production co...

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by bob75013
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 86995

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

I don't understand why people think IAG would take the PR hit from announcing a MAX LOI now if they didn't intend to order them. I don't subscribe to the #FakeNews view on this, but let's be clear, there would be no "PR hit" if IAG simply said nothing and let this LOI quietly expire. None...

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by bob75013
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 587
Views: 98602

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Is the Board brave enough? How much 787 groundwork has been done for an -11 and new wing, and how quickly could it be certificated and delivered? Could X customers be persuaded to wait for new 787 models / not buy A350? Would the delay tempt Airbus to offer new A350 versions, [b]and even an A380NEO...

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by bob75013
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21687

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

Boof02671 wrote:
The TRO was granted ex parte.


Makes no difference. The judge said that American would likely prevail in the court proceeding. That's why the TRO was granted.

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by bob75013
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown
Replies: 267
Views: 21687

Re: AA sues IAM-TWU Association over alleged slowdown

You know that injunctions arent granted on any and all motions right? Well, rhetorical question.....you dont get it at all. Put aside the propaganda hat and look at it with some nuance. It wasn’t an injunction, it was a Temporary Restraining Order. An injunction requires a hearing. Point stands. Co...

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by bob75013
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Russian SST
Replies: 97
Views: 11095

Re: New Russian SST

Bricktop wrote:
At least we will get to see all the Russian bots chime in. Nice of the OP with his long posting record here to start this thread.



DA!

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by bob75013
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines California Strategy
Replies: 37
Views: 6079

Re: Alaska Airlines California Strategy

[Alaska is the airline for Washington State, Oregon, Alaska, and a little SFO/LAX. If you want to fly SMF/SJC/SAN-SEA/PDX, sure, they'll do that. AS doesn't begin to have the resources to tackle WN in the broader California market. I get your point about WN being a bigger player, but AS has 20 dest...

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by bob75013
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report
Replies: 68
Views: 13529

Boeing in Negotiations With China for Largest-Ever Jetliner Order - Report

https://www.thestreet.com/investing/boeing-in-negotiations-with-china-for-largest-ever-jetliner-order-report-14982365?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO&yptr=yahoo "Citing people familiar with the discussions, Bloomberg on Wednesday reported that Boeing and Chinese officials tasked with negotiating...

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by bob75013
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

If NTSB discovers inadequacies, what happens? Can they force re-certification on Boeing? How long would it take to do that? The NTSB would make recommendations to the regulatory body who has the authority to accept, reject or modify then mandate implementation. Wanna guess who the regulatory body i...

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by bob75013
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 7353

Re: Should Airports Stop Building for 380 sized Aircraft?

With 380 production ending, when do airport projects than enable 380 capability end? Do airports building new international facilities include 380 sized gates? If yes, is the investment worth it? For example at JFK, they have widened several runways, reconfigured taxiways, strengthened taxiway brid...

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by bob75013
Fri May 31, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 5550

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

Ahh the old "why doesn't WN bring 737-300s out of the boneyeard" and "why doesn't WN buy A220s" tropes both in the same thread, along with people asking for more of this kind of thread too. As if "the public" even knows what kind of airplane they fly on. I’m sure the p...

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by bob75013
Thu May 30, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....
Replies: 39
Views: 5550

Re: 737 MAX Service Re-Entry & question.....

Time to think A220. The benefits of acquiring that aircraft far outweigh the costs of adding a second fleet type. SW was in Europe talking to an operator recently (confirmed by CEO). Their could only be one reason. They are seriously thinking of getting it. Just my opinion. E2 is more realistic for...

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by bob75013
Sat May 25, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 69
Views: 10785

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

All indications are the MAX is to be back in service in July. DEN is at the edge of MAX range. Flights will be like earlier (pre-scimitar winglet) 738 flights by AS (restricted winter loads). I have no doubt it will be done, it is a question of when. I 100% agree with the preference for frequency. ...

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by bob75013
Thu May 23, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 383469

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

So nothing as yet from the two meetings being held today on the fate of the 737 MAX, hard to believe that there is no one there recording or posting live updates. Well, the head of the FAA did tell US carriers that they would not need to extend the time in which MAXs are out of their schedules. So ...

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by bob75013
Thu May 23, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 69
Views: 10785

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

The problem is, the statement is incredibly vague. U.S. carriers don't cite route profits. They don't give route load factors. They don't give route avg fares (although those are available with delay from DOT-100s). Doing extraordinarily well has little meaning. Exceeding expectations has no meanin...

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by bob75013
Tue May 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3743

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

What is the actual growth rate in passengers carried for each of the last 10 years for each airport? That would give us an example of the trends for each airport. The last 10 years is probably the wrong metric - given the recession. Peak pre recession was 2006 DFW 2006 60.2 million 2018 69.1 millio...

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by bob75013
Tue May 21, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3743

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

At these growth rates, how long will it be before the DFW metro statistical area passes Chicago’s 9.5M? DFW MSMA is about 7 million and gaining 150k per year. Chicago is 9.5 million and not growing. If the trend continues, less than 20 years. Houston was doing the same -- until the hurricane hit.

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by bob75013
Tue May 21, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 18938

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

I remember it well. I had flown into ORD earlier that day for a business meeting. I was in an east facing room at a hotel on the Kennedy, when I saw a bunch of firetrucks headed west. I thought a plane must have crashed. Walked to a west facing window and saw that awful plume of black smoke...

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by bob75013
Sun May 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 5030

Re: WN and DFW

One of two things will happen in 2024. Either WN will petition for full unrestricted repeal of the Wright Amendment and buildout DAL to the full 40 gate master plan (most likely scenario). Or, they will request 10-15 gates be made available at DFW and split the operation between the two Airports. O...

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by bob75013
Sat May 18, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN and DFW
Replies: 36
Views: 5030

Re: WN and DFW

One of two things will happen in 2024. Either WN will petition for full unrestricted repeal of the Wright Amendment and buildout DAL to the full 40 gate master plan (most likely scenario). Or, they will request 10-15 gates be made available at DFW and split the operation between the two Airports. O...

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by bob75013
Thu May 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 66
Views: 3831

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

Top level of the old parking garage at DAL puts you a couple of hundreds yards east of the middle of 13R -31L and the taxiway is closer.

Flew out of BKG last week and was surprised to see an open air deck attached to the terminal -- just not a whole lot of planes to spot at BKG.

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by bob75013
Tue May 07, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?
Replies: 96
Views: 7972

Re: 44% say wont take MAX for a year?

Barclays is out with a research note downgrading Boeing. They cite a survey with these results: Willingness to fly on MAX After Grounding is Lifted: 19% Immediately 20% After a Few Months 23% After a Year or More 21% Never 17% Don't Know. I have a hard time believing this. I think the results would...

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by bob75013
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8837

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

Of course it would have to start at 2 a.m. some morning with bulldozers carving Xs into the runways -- under the cover of darkness.

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by bob75013
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 8837

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

Yup, the city is going to abandon that expensive new terminal and attached parking garage. And that new remote parking garage / rent car center. Yup abandoned, too. And they'll wait till they complete the addition to the terminal parking garage before abandoning it. edit add: and that rail line that...

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by bob75013
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44396

Re: WN looking at A220

In response to the statement noted in the response immediately above, which Kelly stated that Southwest will not be only a 737 operator please note the following. The 737 MAX is going to be the last variant Boeing will build . Boeing will need to manufacture a NEW build narrow body aircraft to surv...

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by bob75013
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44396

Re: WN looking at A220

You've done this twice already; quoted something that only exists in your head. The funny thing is that you hold others to higher standards, hence this helpful English lesson from yourself So, for the second time I'm asking when did the WN CEO utter the words you claim? Thanks to Revelation, I am q...

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by bob75013
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44396

Re: WN looking at A220

In response to the statement noted in the response immediately above, which Kelly stated that Southwest will not be only a 737 operator please note the following. The 737 MAX is going to be the last variant Boeing will build . Boeing will need to manufacture a NEW build narrow body aircraft to surv...

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by bob75013
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44396

Re: WN looking at A220

You are wasting your breath.because all the A220 fanboys know the WN CEO was lying when he said there would be "no new fleet types in the near future. " What else could be the explanation? You've done this twice already; quoted something that only exists in your head. The funny thing is t...

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by bob75013
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44396

Re: WN looking at A220

Southwest is under fiduciary responsibility to look at all options for increasing shareholder value. If the BOD has decided to ignore a yearly savings of over $1B, they better have a good reason why! Zeke's number comes from a hypothetical world where you instantly convert 500 737-7s (not MAXes) to...

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by bob75013
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44396

Re: WN looking at A220

Mods should lock the thread as the premise is wrong -- as WN IS NOT looking at the A220. You do know that locking the thread and jumping up an down claiming it isn't going to happen ... isn't going to stop it happening, don't you? My opinion about the matter is meaningless.WN's CEO's opinion is a t...

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by bob75013
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44396

Re: WN looking at A220

5 pages of a topic that isn't happening. :sarcastic: THAT is the reason I suggested that the thread be locked. And here you are, still on said thread that is not happening. Believe it or not, airbus has been able to get THREE all-Boeing/MDC carriers to buy an airplane from them: Spirit (all-DC9/MD8...

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by bob75013
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44396

Re: WN looking at A220

SocalApproach wrote:
5 pages of a topic that isn't happening. :sarcastic:



THAT is the reason I suggested that the thread be locked.

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by bob75013
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44396

Re: WN looking at A220

Mods should lock the thread as the premise is wrong -- as WN IS NOT looking at the A220. You do know that locking the thread and jumping up an down claiming it isn't going to happen ... isn't going to stop it happening, don't you? Southwest is under fiduciary responsibility to look at all options f...

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by bob75013
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44396

Re: WN looking at A220

MAX7 has a maximum capacity of 172 (at high density, 29 inches of seat pitch) A220-100 has a maximum capacity of 135 (also high density) A220-300 is 160 max Are they currently looking at the A220 in general, or just one??? Personally, I would think that they would go for the 100, because it has muc...

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